Today's service-oriented systems realize many ideas from the research conducted a decade or so ago in multiagent systems. Because these two fields are so deeply connected, further advances in multiagent systems could feed into tomorrow's successful service-oriented computing approaches. This article describes a 15-year roadmap for service-oriented multiagent system research.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The US National Science Foundation, under grant number IIS-0531746, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, under grant number HR0011-05-1-0020, supported the retreat at which we formulated the ideas described in this article.